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Yankees sign Matt Carpenter, bring up Manny Bañuelos

May. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Carpenter was inserted to the New York Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter after agreeing to a one-year contract on Thursday, a week after he was released from the Texas Rangers' minor league system. Carpenter entered the lineup for a series...

Kaiser, St John's baseball player, coach, AD, dies at 95

May. 26, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Kaiser, a former St. John's baseball player and coach who later guided the New York City university through a changing landscape in 22 years as athletic director, has died. He was 95. St. John's said Thursday that Kaiser died Wednesday. The school didn't...

Falcons QB Mariota willing to be mentor but hungry to start

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is saying all the right things about mentoring Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder. Mariota would prefer to perform that mentoring role as the Falcons starter. After starting a combined six games the past three...

Jaguars C Luke Fortner signs 4-year, $5.5M rookie contract

May. 26, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars center Luke Fortner signed a four-year contract worth $5.5 million Thursday, becoming the last of the team's seven draft picks to sign. Fortner was a third-round selection, No. 65 overall, in the draft. The former Kentucky standout...

College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA stance against gambling on sports by its athletes and those who work in college athletics is summed up simply by the slogan on the posters the association provides to its member schools: "Don't Bet On It." The rules have been unambiguous for...

Watson on field with Browns as legal storm swirls around QB

May. 25, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson was impossible to miss in his orange jersey, pants and helmet — the one with “Watson” taped on the front just in case anyone wasn't sure. As he showed off his right arm with tight spirals, engaged in friendly trash talk, smiled and laughed...

Steelers stay in-house, tab Omar Khan as new general manager

May. 25, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in-house to find Kevin Colbert's replacement, promoting longtime executive Omar Khan to be the team's next general manager on Wednesday. Khan signed a four-year deal to succeed Colbert, who is retiring at the end of the month...

López, Houser lose arbitration cases; clubs lead players 5-2

May. 25, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Marlins defeated Pablo López in salary arbitration and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated Adrian Houser in a pair of cases involving right-hander pitchers, giving teams a 5-2 lead over players in decisions with 11 cases remaining. López will receive $2.45...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

May. 25, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. “I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a...

Bulls' Zach LaVine has knee surgery, full recovery expected

May. 24, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine underwent left knee arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday and the team said it was successful and he is expected to make a full recovery. LaVine averaged 24.4 points and made his second straight NBA All-Star team last year, which ended with...